Employment Bulletin
May 2021
Unemployment decreased in the areas of all ELY Centres

Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of unemployed jobseekers decreased by more than 25% in May in the areas of all Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres); the most in South Ostrobothnia (-44 %), Ostrobothnia (-40 %), Pirkanmaa (-36 %) and North Savo (-35 %). The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased the least in Uusimaa (-26 %), Central Finland (-26 %) and Häme (-28 %). The number of unemployed jobseekers fell the most in Åland, by 46%. Compared to April, the number of unemployed jobseekers also decreased in the areas of all ELY Centres; the most in South Ostrobothnia (-11 %), South Savo (-10 %), Satakunta (-10 %) and Kainuu (-9 %).